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Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
about roe that's so interesting is that, or, if i may make the comparison, when brown v. board of education was decided, i think it was understood as an incredible affirmation of the humanity and civil rights of african americans. >> desegregating the public schools. >> desegregating the public schools, rejecting separate and unequal. but the truth was, it really didn't desegregate the schools even until today. roe v. wade, which was won, the whole idea of women's equality under the constitution was in its infancy. there had been almost no decisions in 1973 recognizing discrimination against women as prohibited by the constitution. roe v. wade comes down, and it's not understood as an affirmation of women's personhood, that we don't lose our human rights when we become pregnant. but almost overnight the public health situation dramatically improved, not only because women had access to legal abortion, but they didn't have to carry to term pregnancies when they weren't healthy. and so it was a dramatic change in the practicality. but what we're still very much fighting is an unders
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
elizabeth warren in massachusetts who you don't have to think twice about or sherrod brown in ohio and tammy baldwin. i mean, now i've only named a few, but you know, merkley and udall who are champions of this, people who despite the fundraising problem which is gigantic. an open senate seat can be $20 million. well, where's $20 million going to come from? so this is why our democracy initiative is also on voting rights. we have the lowest registration in the world of any democracy, let alone then the turnout. and so, you know, we're on voting rights, mey in politics and senate rules. it's not just one thing. and we're going to need to build a real movement to bring about a 21st-century democracy here. >> your coalition is called the democracy initiative. who's funding your efforts? >> at this point everybody sort of funds it together. i mean, those ads, we're funding a lot of those ads, but it's -- >> "we" being labor? >> yeah, cwa, more than our share because we believe that if we don't restore the democracy, the rest of the things that our members want aren't going to be there. >>
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